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Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan

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Black Eyed Susan
Rudbeckia hirta

Black-Eyed Susan is a well known wildflower that is common throughout the eastern half of the United States. It inhabits open woods, prairies, roadsides and disturbed areas. It can also occasionally be found in mountain meadows of the western U.S. It grows as an annual, biennial or short-lived perennial. Flowers are bright yellow with a distinctive dark center. Recommended for home gardens and for cut flowers. Attracts honey bees and wild bees and is the larval host for the Gorgone Checkerspot and Bordered Patch butterflies.

Each packet contains 0.5 grams which is approximately 50-60 seeds. Also available in 1 ounce packets.
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Planting Instructions
Germination Time 10 to 20 days
Plant Height 24 to 30 inches
Planting Depth 2X seed diameter
Spacing after Thinning 12 inches

Sow the seed in early spring through summer, up until two months before first fall frost. Choose an area that receives full sun and has rich soil. If the seeds are cold conditioned moist for about 2 weeks, germination will improve.